Wednesday, July 16, 2014

While Deadheading the Roses


I had some serious deadheading time with the roses a few days ago and while I was snipping away I noticed how very luscious the shape of the sepals were. They are the green "leaves" that cover the bud and peel backwards as the flower emerges. As the petals ripen the sepals become dimples on a baby's bottom. And as a extra bonus these are some of the most fragrant roses in my garden.


Heritage rose, 2014

Gertrude Jekyll rose, 2014

Queen of Denmark rose, 2014

Gertrude Jekyll rose, 2014

10 comments:

  1. I take delight in that you take delight in every thing. All things small, large, near, and distant. Everything seems to excite your senses. You see what others pass by. And that, my friend, is what is so delightful about you.

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    1. Oh thank you Sharon that is a lovely thing to say!

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  2. a beautiful evocation of the essence of rose

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    1. Thanks so much Mo Crow, all the rain this year has made for a bumper crop of roses.

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  3. Kris Blok-AndersenJuly 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    You take me back to childhood, Liz, when we lived closer to the earth and saw everything with new eyes. I hope you'll never stop sharing these wonders with us.

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    1. Kris, thank you, as you can tell I am a kid a heart!

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